An Audi A4 is not an Audi A4 in China
Published on July 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Reader Gooz12 knew there was something not right with this Audi A4 he saw on a highway in southern Guangdong Province. And indeed, this ain’t no Audi A4 at all. In fact, this is a Kia Qianlima with a super-fat body kit to make it look a bit like the Audi A4. The front is actually great work, one really has to look twice. Yellow stuff a bit too much. Back is less convincing:
The Qianlima is a popular car to change around a bit, earlier on I met one in Beijing disguised as a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. The Kia Qianlima, best translated as ‘Long Distance Race Horse’, was a small sedan made in China by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture from 2003 until 2006. The Qianlima was based on the Hyundai Excel (X3), made in South Korea from 1998 until 2000.